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Weimar cinema and after : Germany's historical imaginary

Author: Thomas Elsaesser
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN: 9780415012355 041501235X 0415012341 9780415012348
OCLC Number: 809252325
Description: viii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
PART I. HAUNTED SCREENS: CALIGARI'S CABINETS AND A GERMAN STUDIO SYSTEM. Introduction: Weimar cinema's impersonations --
Expressionist film or Weimar cinema? With Siegfried Kracauer and Lotte Eisner (once more) to the movies --
Caligari's family: Expressionism, frame tales and master-narratives --
Erich Pommer, 'Die UFA', and Germany's bid for a studio system. --
PART II. IN THE REALM OF THE LOOK: LANG, LUBITSCH, MURNAU AND PABST. Fritz Lang's traps for the mind and eye: Dr Mabuse the gambler and other disguise artists --
The old and the new regime of the gaze: Ernst Lubitsch and Madame Dubarry --
Nosferatu, Tartuffe and Faust: secret affinities in Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau --
Lulu and the meter man: Louise Brooks, G.W. Pabst and Pandora's box. --
PART III. TRANSPARENT DUPLICITIES: COMEDY, OPERA, OPERETTA. Hallo Caesar!: Reinhold Schünzel, a German Chaplin? --
Transparent duplicities: Pabst's The Threepenny opera --
It's the end of the song: Walter Reisch, operetta and the double negative. --
PART IV. AFTER WEIMAR: AVANT-GARDE AND MODERNISATION, EMIGRATION AND FILM NOIR. To be or not to be: extra-territorial in Vienna-Berlin-Hollywood --
Lifestyle propaganda: modernity and modernisation in early thirties films --
Caligari's legacy? Film noir as film history's German imaginary. --
Bibliography --
Index of films --
General index.
Responsibility: Thomas Elsaesser.


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